Should you take a statin drug? That is a question that you have to answer for yourself. Here is some information you should consider. Virtually every cell in the body has a membrane around it containing cholesterol. Also, hormones are made from cholesterol. So, is it the best approach to reducing cardiovascular risk to block the body's formation of cholesterol with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, AKA statins. Is there one conclusive, properly conducted study that proves that it lowers your risk?
Side effects of statins include: muscle problems, cognitive problems, pain or numbness in the extremities, blood glucose elevated. Research has shown that statins damage the mitochondria(the power house of the cell) . This is where you get your energy from. It is a key factor. Tired?
There are other methods involving proper diet and exercise that actually do work well
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